ICAEW Certificate in Insolvency

The ICAEW Certificate in Insolvency learning programme provides a practical introduction to the work of an insolvency practitioner.

If you're planning a career in insolvency or intend to attempt the Joint Insolvency Examination Board (JIEB) exam, it's the ideal first step. And if you're working within a related profession it's an invaluable introduction to the principles of insolvency.

Once registered for the Certificate with the ICAEW, students receive free membership to the ICAEW Insolvency Group, which offers effective support to insolvency professionals including events and regular newsletters. The group will keep you updated on regulatory changes, compliance issues and sector news.

The award is made by the ICAEW. BPP Professional Education provides an excellent study programme to prepare you for the assessment of the ICAEW. This is not a BPP University course.

Key Information

  • A Leader in insolvency training for 20 years
  • Experienced and qualified tutors
  • Up-to-date learning materials
  • Natural first step towards JIEB exams
  • Choose where and when you sit the exam
  • Study via BPP’s award winning Online Classroom Live

Boost your career prospects

The ICAEW Certificate in Insolvency gives you a practical introduction to the work of an insolvency practitioner. Pass the exam and you'll be recognised as having a fundamental understanding of both corporate and personal insolvency issues.

The ICAEW Certificate in Insolvency is both a standalone qualification and a stepping stone towards the Joint Insolvency Examinations Board (JIEB) exam. If you're planning to become an insolvency practitioner, you must pass the JIEB exam to obtain an insolvency practitioner licence.

You can also take the ICAEW Certificate as a module to complement the ICAEW ACA qualification and the Certificate in Finance Accounting and Business (CFAB)

Benefits of registering with ICAEW

Once you have registered with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) as an ICAEW Certificate in Insolvency student you will receive

  • Free membership of the ICAEW Insolvency Group
  • Updates and guidance on key technical, compliance and regulatory issues
  • Access to help and practical advice
  • Complimentary invitations to roadshows offering guidance on regulatory changes and compliance
  • Free registration for the JIEB exam

To register as a student of the ICAEW please click here

Outstanding flexibility and study options

Our ICAEW Certificate in Insolvency programme is now delivered online – through live interactive classes. Our award-winning Online Classroom Live is renowned for its interactive and engaging approach and with assessment dates available throughout the year at a range of locations, you can take the exam at a time and place that suits you.

The latest learning materials

Throughout your ICAEW Certificate in Insolvency programme, we'll provide the most up-to-date study texts and guides. We'll give you audio presentations and tutor support either face-to-face or via phone and email. We'll also help you prepare with practice questions and tests, to make sure you're fully ready for your exams.

To access a pilot paper of sample questions click here 

Dates and prices  

We will be offering further start dates throughout the year. Online Classroom Live offers you the flexibility to catch up if you miss a session or join the course late, as all the sessions are recorded too, just in case you want to review anything.

To find out more about BPP's Online Classroom Live and studying the qualification view our webinar.

Assessments

We also offer the ICAEW Certificate in Insolvency Objective Testing at the following locations the final Thursday of the month; Birmingham, Cambridge, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Southampton.

If an assessment is required in any of the following centres, please contact us at insolvency@bpp.com with you preferred location and month and we will endeavour to accommodate you as close to this date as possible.

Tutors

Our programmes our delivered by industry experts covering a range of topics including administrations, receiverships, advocacy and corporate insolvency law and practice.

Flexible Learning

Our ICAEW Certificate in Insolvency programme is now delivered online – through live interactive classes. Our award-winning Online Classroom Live is renowned for its interactive and engaging approach. It lets you study wherever you have internet access, and is ideal if you want this flexibility but like the discipline and motivation of a structured and timetabled course. The webinars, all delivered by our expert tutors, are recorded, so you can watch any you miss and you’ll be supported both inside and outside class by your dedicated tutor all the way to the exam. There is also a library of online content which includes a comprehensive suite of online lectures.

Benefits of BPP’s Online Classroom Live:

  • Participate in engaging and interactive live scheduled lectures
  • Ask your tutor questions as they arise in and out of class time
  • Get instant tutor feedback during the Live sessions
  • Re-watch, or catch up on any live lectures you miss
  • Proactive support from your tutor via email
  • Interact with fellow students through our online forums
  • Access pre-recorded lectures from the very start of your course

All students will receive copies of our Learning Media study material and course notes in addition to our online tuition and study support.

To find out more about BPP's Online Classroom Live and studying the qualification view our webinar.

Entry requirements

To sit the exam, you need to register with the ICAEW and then sign up for your training and materials with BPP.

When you are ready to attempt the exam, just complete the entry form on our website.

The pass mark is 55% and you may sit the exam up to four times only – so it's important you only take the exam when you're confident you are ready.

About the exam

The ICAEW Certificate in Insolvency examination is a two and a half hour Objective Test, with 80 multiple choice questions and objective tests. You will usually receive your results around 24 hours after completing the exam.

The final assessment costs £300 plus VAT. If you need any further help or advice, please call us on 03300 291 121 or email insolvency@bpp.com

Assessment Locations

We run the ICAEW Certificate in Insolvency CBA Assessment regionally at the below locations:


Please email insolvency@bpp.com for more information about our regional assessment dates.